US News & World Report's rankings for 2016-2017 has all of our programs, graduate and undergraduate, in the #1 spot. Our graduate program in environmental engineering has held the #1 spot for the past 8 years; civil engineering has been in the top 2 for the past 14 years. Our undergraduate programs in environmental engineering and in civil engineering are top ranked every year, often like this year, as #1.

Our doctoral program tops the 2010 National Research Council rankings.

Research Snapshot

PhD student Adam Rausch prepares a buffer solution for water-quality field tests at an open well in rural Maharashtra, India as part of a Fulbright project assessing efforts to improve water access. Faculty advisor: Ashok Gadgil

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Berkeley CEE tops USN&WR rankings in both its civil engineering and environmental engineering graduate programs for 2017.
UC researchers to compete with SF in national Smart City Challenge, a USDOT competition that could bring $40 million to San Francisco.  Watch 2 presentations by Alex Bayen and Susan Shaheen.
Adjunct Professor Shaheen says our commute may be heading for a big upgrade, thanks to carpool services, automotive electronics, and smart transportation systems.
The occasion is the 9th International Conference of Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS), on May 30, 2016.
Their final project was to program the marching band's halftime formations, potentially saving the Band hundreds of hours per year.  Key point: the marchers can't collide!
Sedlak's water revolution, our 4th in history, will create more secure urban water systems in the face of soaring city populations and a changing climate.